The early reviews of Maple Indian Cuisine are pretty consistent:
The food is amazing. The service is barely getting the job done.
Owner Bobby Singh knows it, so this week he asked for customers to be patient.
He has five or six employees cooking food fresh in the kitchen at 127 S. Main St., Goshen. The food on the buffet at lunch stays fresh.
But out front, he’s had trouble keeping servers.
“It’s so busy,” he said of the restaurant that opened Sept. 5.
He said the restaurant is serving as many as 150 people a day and served 250 on its first day. He’s working to get more people to work in the dining room.
“Be with us. We appreciate patience,” he said.
Those I’ve talked to who have eaten there will go back and will be patient. One person even pointed out I’d waited four hours for sausage sandwiches at Hot Doug’s recently.
It’s risky for Singh to ask for time when the restaurant is open, but I think it could help him. It shows he knows what he’s up against and the patience will last a while. Singh owning up to issues could generate good will. Even so, I hope it doesn’t take long for the business to hire folks with restaurant experience to work the front of the house.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., daily.